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Emu gets loose on Shelton highway, follows bread crumbs to safety

SHELTON, Wash. — This is something you don’t see everyday. An emu – the world’s second-largest bird – got loose Wednesday on State Route 3 north of Shelton, Washington State Patrol troopers said.

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-12-12 23:47:45

Walmart ‘town centers’ planned in Shelton, Tumwater

Big-box retail giant Walmart, long despised by Main Street small businesses for luring their customers to the superstore on the edge of town, is now attempting to bring town-center amenities to its sprawling parking lots in two Washington locations and elsewhere.

COLUMBIAN - 2018-12-10 13:04:04

Kitsap's new emergency director helped deadly Amtrak crash response

BREMERTON — Emergencies you train for may never happen. But you'd better be ready if they do. And in Elizabeth "Lis" Klute's career, they have. Kitsap County's new director of emergency management was, until recently, Amtrak's regional emergency manager for a group of western states and provinces th

KITSAP SUN - 2018-12-16 15:00:00

Mariners Donate $3 Million to Renters After Taking $135 Million From Affordable Housing

The corporation that owns the Seattle Mariners is pledging to spend $3 million on helping people in King County avoid eviction, according to a press release from the Transit Riders Union. Isn't it great when private companies altruistically donate their money for the public good?

THE STRANGER - 2018-12-14 22:43:00

Roll back time limits for prosecuting sex crimes in Washington

More help for sexual assault victims needs to rank among the Legislature’s priorities when the 2019 session gets underway next month. As it stands, not enough is being done in Olympia — particularly for survivors whose trauma has kept them silent for years or decades.

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-12-16 01:00:00

On the edge of town, Walmart floats 'Town Center' retail concept

Big-box retail giant Walmart, long despised by Main Street small businesses for luring their customers to the superstore on the edge of town, is now attempting to bring town-center amenities to its sprawling parking lots in two Washington locations and elsewhere.

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-08 06:45:00

Homelessness in Hawks Prairie has residents on edge

As Olympia grapples with a homeless crisis downtown, an emerging homeless problem in northeast Lacey has acted as a reminder that the challenge of homelessness has a far wider reach.

OLYMPIAN - 2018-12-15 16:00:00

Southbound I-5 Near Lacey Reopens After Four-Truck Pileup

Four people were injured and drivers faced delays on Interstate 5 near Lacey on Wednesday after a crash involving four large trucks blocked all southbound lanes in the area. All lanes reopened at about 8:15 p.m.

CHRONICLE - 2018-12-15 03:12:00

Changes coming to Olympia school buses after preschooler left in bus depot for an hour

Olympia School District officials say they will install alarms on all of their school buses after a preschooler was forgotten on a bus for more than an hour last month. The boy was supposed to get off at the first of three schools along the morning bus route Nov. 15, according to the district. But h

OLYMPIAN - 2018-12-15 18:41:00

Grays Harbor County New Year’s Eve Events 2018

It’s time to ring in the new year! Whether you like to party at a ball, inside your favorite casino or a family friendly event where everyone can celebrate together, we have something for everyone on this list. Check out all the New Year’s Eve events in Grays Harbor County, chose your favorite and m

GRAYSHARBORTALK - 2018-12-15 13:20:23

ATF releases profile of persons of interest behind arsons at Jehovah's Witnesses halls

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive told KIRO 7 Tuesday that several persons of interest have been identified in connection to a string of arsons and attacks on Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls in Thurston County.

KIRO7.COM - 2018-12-12 06:00:29

Gov. Jay Inslee Wants $1.1 Billion to Help Save Puget Sound's Critically Endangered Orcas

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee wants $1.1 billion to pay for a broad-based, unprecedented state effort to help recover the critically endangered southern resident population of killer whales.

CHRONICLE - 2018-12-14 17:51:00

Seattle Mariners launch $3 million effort for preventing homelessness from evictions

The Seattle Mariners have pledged $3 million for a new effort to prevent low-income renters facing eviction from falling into homelessness. The team’s contribution to the Home Base partnership will beef up staffing at the Housing Justice Project, a legal clinic sponsored by the King County Bar Assoc

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-12-14 17:17:26

In comes the wind and out goes the power across Puget Sound

More than 100,000 electrical customers are without power Friday night as a windstorm wreaks havoc with trees and power across Puget Sound. According to Tacoma Public Utilities, 2,046 customers are without power in University Place. An area centered near South 38th Street and Pacific Avenue has 1,655

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-12-15 01:40:00

High winds send canopies flying in Port Angeles, more blustery weather on the way

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Power was out for much of Port Angeles Friday morning after wind gusts sent canopies flying and knocked fences to the ground. As of 9:20 a.m. Friday, about 13,000 customers were without power in the North Olympic Peninsula, according to Clallum County PUD.

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-12-14 18:39:18

31 WSP troopers sworn in at state capitol

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol welcomed 31 troopers to the force on Thursday. The troopers were sworn in at a ceremony the Washington State Capitol in Olympia by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst. They were presented commission cards by Gov. Jay Inslee and WSP Chief John

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-12-14 23:07:00

Jehovah's Witnesses keep spiritual routine after string of Kingdom Hall attacks

Friday marks one week since fire ripped through a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Lacey. The fire, which was ruled an arson, is the latest in a string of attacks on Kingdom Halls in Thurston County.

KING-5 - 2018-12-14 05:36:00

Bellevue Street Closed After Driver Crashes Fleeing Police

BELLEVUE, WA - A stretch of 120th Avenue Northeast in the downtown area will be closed for several hours this morning after a crash. The driver crashed near the Home Depot after "eluding" Bellevue police. The road will be closed for an investigation until around 9:30 a.m., according to police.

PATCH - 2018-12-14 15:38:00

Speeding cited as cause of crash that delayed traffic on southbound I-5 in Lacey for 5 hours

Motorists driving too fast triggered a crash on southbound I-5 in Lacey on Wednesday that delayed traffic for more than five hours, according to the Washington State Patrol. The state patrol released the crash details on Thursday, including that four people were injured and sent to Providence St. Pe

OLYMPIAN - 2018-12-13 18:44:00

Court: Lakewood gunman's driver won't face aggravated murder

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that the man who drove Lakewood police killer Maurice Clemmons to and from the scene where he gunned down four officers in 2009 will not face aggravated murder charges at his retrial.

KIRO7.COM - 2018-12-13 17:37:56